Evanston Township High School students scored well in the most recent TEAMS (Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) engineering contest sponsored by the Technology Student Association (TSA). After taking three of the four top spots at the regional competition of the TEAMS’ event in February, one ETHS finished second in Illinois, two teams tied for sixth, and another team finished 14th, based on Part 1 scores.

Students applied their knowledge of skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the competition to address global issues in society. Students worked collaboratively in groups to develop solutions to global challenges in society.

The ETHS team scoring second included seniors Benedict Brady, Rebecca Conover, Ben Foutty, Micaela Homer, Rachel Kornbluh, Justin Liao, Aly Singleton, and Nate Umbanhowar.

Tied for 6th in Illinois and 10th in the nation were seniors Emma Chanen, Loudon Cohen, Sean Finn-Samuels, John Hruska, Ryan Landis, Jordan Rosen-Kaplan, Graham Straus, and Camilla Zecker; juniors Matteo DiBernardo, Zane Kashner, Colby Lewis, Nora Linzer, Nick Shankar, Peter Sparks, Abby Steman, and Sam Weidner.

“As far as I know, we are the only school in the country with three top 10 nationally ranked teams in our respective division, after the first round of scoring,” said ETHS teacher Mark Vondracek, who sponsors the team with teacher Russ Kohnken. “We had three other teams compete, and are proud of their efforts as well, making a total of 46 students doing some serious STEM work!”

For more information visit http://teams.tsaweb.org.